Pam Anderson gets the boot from 'DWTS'

Pam Anderson gets the boot from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus became the first couple eliminated from the "Dancing with the Stars" all-star edition in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Fans have voted for singer-actress Sabrina Bryan to join the cast of the U.S. competition series "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," ABC announced.
Alley, Palin, Lachey going 'Dancing' again

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LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Bristol Palin, Joey Fatone, Kirstie Alley and Apolo Ohno are to compete on the all-star edition of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, ABC said.
Tomlinson retires as NFL's No. 5 rusher

Tomlinson retires as NFL's No. 5 rusher

SAN DIEGO, June 18 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson, who is the NFL's fifth-leading rusher all-time, said Monday he was retiring after 11 years in the league.

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NFL: Dallas 34, St. Louis 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Rookie DeMarco Murray set a Cowboys single-game rushing record with 253 yards on 25 carries Sunday and Dallas breezed to a 34-7 victory over St. Louis.

Rice, Smith lead Hall of Fame inductees

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith were among seven former NFL players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio.
Hall of Fame game: Dallas vs. Cincinnati

Hall of Fame game: Dallas vs. Cincinnati

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys will play the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 Hall of Fame game, kicking off the NFL's pre-season, the league announced Wednesday.
Rice, Smith among Hall of Fame nominees

Rice, Smith among Hall of Fame nominees

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Jerry Rice and running back Emmitt Smith were elected Saturday to the NFL's Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Jerry Rice leads Hall of Fame finalists

Jerry Rice leads Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Emmitt Smith were among the 15 2010 finalists announced Friday for the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Smith, Rice lead Hall of Fame nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice headline the nominees for the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame class announced Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

Emmitt Smith endorses Arthur Murray

CORAL GABLES, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith will strut his "Dancing with the Stars" stuff as a celebrity endorser for ballroom dance school Arthur Murray International.

Smith wins 'Dancing' third season

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Football great Emmitt Smith Wednesday won the third season competition of ABC's U.S. sensation, "Dancing with the Stars."

Emmitt Smith retires from NFL

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, announced his retirement Thursday.
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Emmitt Smith
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith tearfully announces his retirement during the week of Super Bowl XXXIX on Feb. 3, 2005, in Jacksonville, Fla. (UPI Photo/Cathy Kapulka)

Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969) is a former, Hall of Fame American football player. He was an All-American at the University of Florida before playing professionally for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, and is the NFL's all-time rushing leader, a record formerly held by his childhood hero, Walter Payton. He is the only running back to ever win a Super Bowl championship, the NFL Most Valuable Player award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award all in the same season (1993). He is also one of four running backs to lead the NFL in rushing three or more consecutive seasons, joining Steve Van Buren, Jim Brown, and Earl Campbell. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

While playing for the Cowboys, Smith, Troy Aikman, and Michael Irvin were "The Triplets" who led their team to three Super Bowl championships during the 1990s.

Smith was born in Pensacola, Florida, and attended Escambia High School in Pensacola. During his football career there, Smith rushed for 106 touchdowns and 8,804 yards, which was the second most yardage in the history of American high school football at the time. Emmitt rushed for over 100 yards in 45 of the 49 games he started for Escambia (including the last 28 in a row) and finished with a 7.8 yards per carry average. Twice, he broke the 2000 yard rushing mark in a season.

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